October 31, 2020

City of Pawtucket 22nd Annual Photo Contest Winners Announced - Two Winners from Rehoboth

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Over 90 entries were received for consideration for the City of Pawtucket 22nd Annual Photo contest which created the City’s first ‘virtual exhibit’ on the city website, www.pawtucketri.com. Aside from Pawtucket, submissions were received from Cumberland, North Providence, Providence, Lincoln, Warwick, RI and Rehoboth, MA.

While social distancing and public gatherings have impacted this annual celebration, this year the contest was completely displayed and judged on-line, where photos could be easily and safely viewed from home. From these entries, twelve winning photos, were selected by a panel of local professional photographers that included Butch Adams, Richard Benjamin, Christy Christopolous, Peter Goldberg and Aaron Usher.

Following tradition, one winning photo was chosen by Mayor Donald R. Grebien for the distinct honor of being used for the 'cover shot'. All winning photos will be used in the City of Pawtucket's 2021 Photo Calendar. Calendars are made available free of charge and can be found in Pawtucket City Hall late December.

On Sunday, September 27th, at 4pm, the winners were announced by Mayor Donald R. Grebien through a video presentation for viewers to learn and see what pictures were selected for the City of Pawtucket 2021 Calendar. After a public call for photo contest themes was advertised this past January, approximately 10 theme suggestions were received. The theme selected for this year’s contest was “Hiding in Plain Sight” by Louise Zacharie of Cumberland.

Winners from Rehoboth are:
Honorable Mentions:

#15 “Splendor of Afternoon Light” Alan Roseman, Rehoboth, MA
#29 “Fairy Door” Richard Andrews, Rehoboth, MA

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